Currently there are no open Calls for Judges.

Assessment of applications

Knowledge of and experience in the areas of law to be addressed, as well as a very good knowledge of English, are deemed as basic requirements. The assessment of applications will also be based on the following criteria:

  • Balance in terms of gender, age and nationality;
  • Diversity of judicial competences: the call is open to civil, administrative and criminal judges;
  • Balance in the judicial hierarchy: both higher and lower instance courts shall be represented among selected judges;
  • The call is also open, though to a minor extent, to lawyers;
  • Inclusion of non-judicial enforcers: the participation of officials from independent administrative authorities and from ADR bodies will be sought;
  • Single participation within the same Training Project (FRICoRe): in principle, no participant can take part in more than one Workshop among those offered within the FRICoRe Project. In exceptional cases, deviations are subject to express and prior permission of the Coordinating Unit (University of Trento);
  • Additional criteria are foreseen with regard to the Transnational "Training the Trainers" Workshops. Specifically, the attendees will be selected among judges qualified as trainers at national level with a relevant and documented expertise in the field (e.g. inclusion in the EJTN list of Gaius).

Candidates will be notified about the result of the selection process at least one month before the workshop.

Commitments of participants

If selected, candidates shall commit to take part in all sessions of the Workshop and to prepare for the Workshop by reading the relevant materials in advance. During the Workshop, they are expected to actively engage in the discussion and share their knowledge and experience with the rest of the group.

Additionally, participants will be involved both prior to and following the Workshop with a view to actively contributing, on the basis of their experience at national level, to the development of the outputs of the FRICoRe Project: i.e., the online Database on EU and national case-law; Casebooks on the enforcement of fundamental rights and access to effective justice; Guidelines on the choice of procedures and remedies under the principles of effectiveness, proportionality, and dissuasiveness.